If Drangleic is Anor Londo then what is the far away land they keep referencing?

#1SolidKnightPosted 5/25/2014 8:52:00 AM
It blows holes in the theory that Drangleic is Lordran when the game explicitly states that some of the things you see from Lordran came from a distant land.

Also, if Lost Bastille is Undead Asylum, then the surrounding area cannot be Lordran seeing as Undead Asylum was in the mountains and Lordran was a single mountain with no other mountains in sight.

Also, Drangleic is on an island yet Lordran had land as far as the eye could see.

Also the old ones came from another land.

Also King Vendrick pillaged a far away land which brought the giants.

Also the game developers said it was in another part of the world.
#2StepswordsmanPosted 5/25/2014 8:54:34 AM
The land of the giants in Boletaria.
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#3nubs222Posted 5/25/2014 8:56:54 AM
Don't try to argue geographic logic in a land where lava castles are in the sky and a sewer in Majula acts like a wormhole to Heide.
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#4Cvdf3Posted 5/25/2014 8:57:01 AM
Drangleic isn't Lordran
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#5bacterialtacoPosted 5/25/2014 8:58:19 AM
From Software has already confirmed that Drangleic isn't Lordran.
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#6dratsablivePosted 5/25/2014 9:01:34 AM
Drangleic is what happened when Lordran succumbed to the collapsing of the universe and the Big Bang happening again.
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#7KabtheMentatPosted 5/25/2014 9:02:57 AM
bacterialtaco posted...
From Software has already confirmed that Drangleic isn't Lordran.


They compared Lordran and Drangleic to polar opposites. They didn't say they were geographically polar opposites.
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#8KhristophoroPosted 5/25/2014 9:04:07 AM
Which things came from a distant land?

Straid never said that the Lost Bastille was the Undead Asylum. He said it was used to imprison the undead. So all we know is it was used for the same purpose as the Undead Asylum. It should be unsurprising that the same thing would be done in a later time when the curse came around again. What else would people do?

Drangleic is on an island because the region is flooded/sunk. If you notice in the Dragon Memories, the archtrees have been destroyed. Lordran was built on the archtrees but now they're gone. The geography is completely different because of this, and the passage of eons of time.

Where does it say the old ones came from another land?

Vendrick pillaged the Giant's Kinship, which allowed him to create giant-like golems which helped him in his rise to power over the region. He did that because Nashandra told him it would give him the power to rule over the land. It worked, and he founded Drangleic and used the golems to build his castle.

The devs said it would be in a different place in a really old interview. They probably changed their minds.

The biggest piece of evidence that it's in the same location is that the First Flame is located under the Throne of Want. The Emerald Herald states this explicitly right before you go fight Nashandra.
#9KabtheMentatPosted 5/25/2014 9:05:38 AM
Khristophoro posted...
Which things came from a distant land?

Straid never said that the Lost Bastille was the Undead Asylum. He said it was used to imprison the undead. So all we know is it was used for the same purpose as the Undead Asylum. It should be unsurprising that the same thing would be done in a later time when the curse came around again. What else would people do?

Drangleic is on an island because the region is flooded/sunk. If you notice in the Dragon Memories, the archtrees have been destroyed. Lordran was built on the archtrees but now they're gone. The geography is completely different because of this, and the passage of eons of time.

Where does it say the old ones came from another land?

Vendrick pillaged the Giant's Kinship, which allowed him to create giant-like golems which helped him in his rise to power over the region. He did that because Nashandra told him it would give him the power to rule over the land. It worked, and he founded Drangleic and used the golems to build his castle.

The devs said it would be in a different place in a really old interview. They probably changed their minds.

The biggest piece of evidence that it's in the same location is that the First Flame is located under the Throne of Want. The Emerald Herald states this explicitly right before you go fight Nashandra.


Boom.

Also, the Lost Bastille might not be THE Undead Asylum, just AN undead asylum.
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#10StepswordsmanPosted 5/25/2014 9:13:42 AM
"I can't completely answer this question, but the two settings are connected, yes," he said. "However, I wouldn't say there's a direct connection as far as story is concerned. The game is set in a different part of the same planet -- to put it another way, if the first game was set in the North Pole, this one would be in the South Pole; that sort of contrast. 'Time' is one of the central keywords we're keeping in mind as we create this. I can't give concrete details about this yet, so hopefully you'll be able to use your imagination for now."


They say that the game takes place in a different part of the same planet, but, hey, Lordran and Drangleic are both supposed to be big kingdoms, and we never see more than a tiny chunk of the either.

Now, they also say that the game takes place on a planet, and, if DS1 took place on a Northern Pole, DS2 would be on the opposite. However, if you observe the climate of DS1, you'll notice that it doesn't share many similarities with arctic and antarctic regions. Which means that the game takes place somewhere closer to equator. And they also say that time plays an important role here, and we all know that a planet spins as the time goes.

There, you have it. Drangleic = Lordran 12 hours later.
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